Bangalore, Kerala, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Temples of India provide great opportunities to fine tune our photography skills.

Seeing this week’s theme, I thought, let’s take it literally and dig deep in my archives for fitting images…

I am so glad to share the following images from three different states of South India, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra.




88 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry”

    1. Thank you so much, Dalo 🙂

      I was indeed experimenting with DOF in the first two images and there are many versions of the same.

      Temples of India is the place to be for experimenting different areas in photography.

      But we should be aware, what to shoot and what not, otherwise some people will take it as an opportunity to harass us and get some money out of our pocket 🙂


    1. So nice to see your comment, Dina 🙂

      You are right, there was hardly anyone around us, and the ambiance was so peaceful…

      I prefer going to temples when there is no crowd around 🙂


    1. India is so rich in history that there are numerous temples, forts and monuments from different era still surviving, some of them over a thousand years old.

      It’s always great visiting temples and feels refreshed in the calm and peaceful ambiance…

      They provide excellent opportunities for photography as well 🙂

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting 🙂

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    1. Yes Neoline, the first one is my favorite too 🙂

      This image is shot at a temple near my home and when all these oil lamps are lit on some special days, it’s really a treat to watch 🙂

      Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂


    1. Hello Barbara,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this post 🙂

      So nice to hear that, you liked these images and you said exactly what I wanted to convey in the last image 🙂

      Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Michael 🙂

      Learning photography step by step 🙂

      Frankly, I feel, last two years I have started taking some decent images, and the change is huge after joining this forum…

      Learning by observing the work of masters of this craft here 🙂

      Have a beautiful day ….

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    1. Such a nice compliment, Sue 🙂

      There is nothing like it, if my photos makes you dream of a trip to India 🙂

      I thought about you last day, when I saw a group of western tourists cycling in a hilly terrain in Kerala …

      I really wish to spend more time blogging and be regular.

      It’s really tough to balance personal life, work and blogging, especially when I have to prepare for an exam as well.

      I will surely post more interesting images from Kerala, to tempt you to include my native in your next trip to India 🙂

      Have a beautiful day 🙂


    1. That’s great, Kat 🙂

      Oct/Nov is the perfect time to explore Kerala, right after the monsoon rains.

      Please be in touch, for any information 🙂

      I am so glad you liked these images… have a beautiful day ahead 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Callie 🙂

      So glad you liked these images…

      Indian temples are great places to appreciate the art and architecture of this ancient land 🙂


  1. Beautiful shots, Sreejith. The temple looks in perfect harmony, judging by the symmetrical architecture. Looks so still, except for the few people bustling around.

    Things in symemetry, or things that are organised and in their proper place tends to be auspicious in Chinese culture. Maybe it’s the case too with Indian culture 🙂

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    1. You are absolutely right, Mabel, it’s so true in Indian culture as well 🙂

      While constructing a house there are many a guidelines followed with respect to the design, placement of things inside it, planting trees in the compound and even what kind of trees…

      People used to follow almost all these guidelines in older times and now they don’t have the luxury 🙂

      But everything is followed without any change in temples for hundreds of years.

      This gives people like us a great opportunity to photograph and appreciate the art and architecture of these beautiful places of worship.

      Thank you so much for your time and have a beautiful day 🙂

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  2. Brilliant photo Sreejith. I completely agree with you about the temples of South India. They are so majestic and beautiful. And provide so many photo opportunities.

    I have not been to lot of them though. But your photos now tempt me to visit more of these. Thanks for the inspiration….:)


  3. Dear Sreejith,
    a great idea to document spirituality as endlessness or as repetition. The magic of geometrical order like in the mandala. The German Romantic poet Novalis once said “god is mathematic” meaning geometry.
    And WOW! very well photographed.
    It reminds me on my magical mystery tour to India and Nepal – quite a while ago.
    Good night

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    1. Dear Klausbernd,

      If you had a “magical mystery tour to India and Nepal” then you don’t need an introduction to India and the temples of this country, I am sure 🙂

      I think nature prefers symmetry and order, there are no eye soars in the natural world.

      We human beings fails to see the symmetry in a larger perspective in nature, tries to enforce it and there by destroying the order, right?

      The more we move away from nature, the more chaotic our life becomes…

      The temples of India, are the safeguards of transitions and practices of hundreds of years (if not thousands) and most of them follows the age old guidelines of “Vastu shastra” in their design and day today functioning.

      It would be great to see the “Fab Four of Dina” exploring India 🙂

      Have a beautiful day, Kb 🙂

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      1. Dear Sreejith,
        I agree, nature builds on symmetry. That reminds me on Einstein who mentioned that you can see if a aquation is right on it’s symmetry.
        In these temples of India and Nepal this symmetry adds up to the very special mood of comtemplation, as I experienced it.
        I wish you a wonderful weekend
        Kb 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Tina, great to see your comment 🙂

      You would be delighted to explore Indian temples and take photos, and that would make sure a visual treat for us too 🙂

      Hope you are having a great time …


    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my posts 🙂

      Let me check out images and select some of them and try changing to monochrome …

      If I could find interesting ones,I’ll certainly take up this challenge and get back to you…

      Have a beautiful day 🙂

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    1. Sadly, photography is not allowed in most of temples of Kerala.

      Still the ambience is something really worth experiencing, right?

      Temples of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are of different scale altogether… wonderful places to fine tune our photography skills 🙂


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